ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AGROECOSYSTEMS

Job description

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AGROECOSYSTEMS

Job no: 100755-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Department:CALS/ENTOMOLOGY
Location: Madison
Categories: Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a national and international leader in basic and applied aspects of insect biology with expertise ranging from molecular and sub-organismal biology to applied ecology. A core strength of the department is in agricultural entomology. We seek to further develop that strength with a new position in diversified agroecosystems.

This position is a tenure-track, 9-month appointment at the level of Assistant Professor (research and instruction). The position carries a commitment to the three important functions of resident instruction, research, and outreach, as well as professional and university service as appropriate to the faculty rank.

Principal Duties:

We seek to hire an entomologist with strengths in the understanding and management of pest suppression, pollination, and other ecosystem services provided by insects. Research integrating diversified agroecosystems with urban agriculture, organic and low-input systems, habitat management and diversification, and environmental and human health are particularly exciting. We are interested in candidates with experience in interdisciplinary and agroecological approaches to understanding and improving agroecosystems. The ideal candidate will use experimental and quantitative approaches to understand the dynamics and management of pest and beneficial insects, such as predators, pollinators, or decomposers, to improve the sustainability of agroecosystems. The candidate will be expected to develop an integrated research program supporting outreach and education and aimed at generating basic understanding and novel management approaches in diversified agroecosystems that improve an array of ecosystem services.

The candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate instruction by teaching an introductory course and an upper-level course in a more specialized agricultural ecology area and contribute to an emerging agroecosystems undergraduate major. All Entomology faculties contribute to our graduate seminar series and mentor undergraduate students in independent studies. The candidate will be expected to train graduate students and postdoctoral scientists.

Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and success in attracting extramural funding. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, independent, extramurally-funded research program; develop an innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching program; build collaborative relationships in research and instructional programs; and contribute to service and outreach functions of the department, college, university, and professional societies.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in biological sciences with expertise in agroecosystems entomology required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

None.

Department(s):

A073600-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/ENTOMOLOGY

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Application Procedures:
Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 100755. Applications must be received through UW-Madison's online application system.

To begin the process, please click "Apply Now".

Applicants should upload the following information as a single PDF document:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Names and contact information of three potential letter-writers
4) Two-page statement of research interests and future research plans, highlighting your fit to this position and how you would complement the departmental expertise
5) Two-page statement of teaching philosophy, approach, and experiences
6) One-page statement on how your scholarship, teaching, and mentoring align with the commitment of the Dept. of Entomology to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community
7) One PDF document demonstrating a representative sample of published papers (3 max)

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 15, 2019, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.

We advise that applicants notify potential letter-writers in advance that letters will be required to the department by January 15, 2020, if the candidate is advanced to the next round of screening.

Applicants can find relevant information about the Department of Entomology at http://www.entomology.wisc.edu, and interested individuals are welcome to contact Associate Professor Christelle Guedot ([email protected]) to discuss this opportunity.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

Contact:

Christelle Guedot
[email protected]
608-262-0899
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

100755-FA

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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